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Yerba Santa Large Basic Smudge Stick


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Yerba Santa Healing, Protection, Setting Boundaries, Empowerment

Yerba Santa or ‘Holy Herb’, is also known as Bear Weed, Mountain Balm or Consumptive’s Weed. Yerba Santa smudges have a sweet uplifting aroma that stimulates inner courage. It may increase psychic powers and facilitate healing and protection. Yerba Santa is traditionally burned to honor ancestors, increase psychic powers, and bring healing and protection to those who use it. Best known for its affinity to the lungs, it has been widely used as a natural remedy against coughing and many other respiratory ailments.


Smudging is an ancient sacred ritual practiced clearing low vibrations and stuck energies and allow positive energy to enter and lift spirits. Today, smudging is used for a variety of similar purposes, from cleansing the home, balancing energy, and reducing negativity to creating a spiritual atmosphere for meditation and yoga.

When you burn botanicals for incense in a purposeful way it’s called smudging, this calls upon the magickal intentions of the botanicals as well as the aroma and color magick properties. Just inhaling the aroma of a smudge stick can be blissful and calming.

Made up of botanicals selected for their magickal intentions, bound together and allowed to dry, a smudge stick may consist of a single botanical or a mix of botanicals, woods and resins. Here is some information to consider when choosing a smudge stick.


Smudge sticks vary in size, however, there are generally three basic sizes.

· Small about 2.5 to 3 inches usually made up of one or two botanicals and burned just once.

· Medium about 3.5 to 5 inches, can be burned multiple times, usually made up of one or two botanicals or a small dressed smudge stick.

· Large about 8 to 10 inches, large enough to burn multiple times, large smudge sticks make wonderful dressed smudges that lend their beauty to the space, prior to smudging.


Basic Smudge Stick: Generally, a single botanical. Smudging calls upon the magickal intentions of the botanical. Some common examples include White Sage, Blue Sage, Black Sage (Mugwort), Desert Sage, Shasta Sage, Yerba Santa, Cedar, Juniper, Pine, Rosemary, Lavender, Eucalyptus, and Palo Santo Sicks

Combination or Mixed Smudge Stick: A couple botanicals or resins, combined in a single smudge stick. Calls upon the magickal properties of each botanical to increase the power of the smudge stick.

Some common examples include Dragon’s Blood & White Sage, Desert Sage & Lavender and White Sage & Blue Sage.

Dressed or Artisan Smudge Stick: Like a dressed candle, this type of smudge stick combines a base with additional botanicals, resins, crystals or other symbolic items. These truly beautiful smudge sticks, take on the colorful presence of their “mini bouquet” to support the intentions of the stick’s base botanical. Some items may need removed prior to use. Some common examples include Lavender & Palo Santo

Loose Smudge Botanicals & Blends: A single or a blend of multiple

botanicals and/or resins. Burn in smudge pot or on a charcoal tablet or use to dress spell candles.

Most of us have had the experience of walking into a room where there was just an argument, and you can feel it. Maybe you’ve experienced being in the same space as someone when they are fuming mad about something that has happened. There are undoubtedly times in life when the energy needs to be cleared. We all carry energy with us, and extend it into the world, whether we realize it or not. Spending time around negativity leaves one feeling a little off, down, or exhausted. Spaces, places, and items hold the energy they are exposed to, and so do we. Smudging after these encounters gives one an energetic lift.

The magickal correspondences (the energetic association) of several sages are below. These traditional associations can change depending on personal beliefs and with what an individual associates them with. They are adaptable. Through experience, you may find one thing that traditionally is good for something but works better for you in a different way. And that’s OK! The most important aspect is how you feel. We all relate in different ways, feel free to experiment to find what works best for you.

Many excellent smudges come from the genus Salvia (true sages), there are several hundred distinct species of Salvia, but generally only the most aromatic varieties are used for smudging. Mixed with other botanicals, sages make a wonderful base for smudge sticks and loose smudging blends. White Sage, for example, is versatile, effective, and suitable for almost any smudging ritual – cleansing, healing, protection, and meditation.

As you burn the smudge, bask in the fragrance of the smoke, and envision yourself and your space being cleared of energies that do not serve you. Feel the negative vibrations rise and dissipate with the smoke. Feel your heart space being opened, healed, and activated, allowing you to receive all the love that the Universe is waiting to give to you.

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